Semenya denied entry into Rabat Diamond League despite court ruling

Semenya denied entry into Rabat Diamond League despite court ruling

- Caster Semenya's lawyers say she has been barred from the Rabat Diamond League event

- This comes despite a Swiss court suspending the rules-change that would prevent her from competing

- Semenya's lawyers say the athlete is frustrated by the decision

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Caster Semenya's legal representatives claim that she has been barred from competing in the 800m event in the Rabat Diamond League despite the Swiss Federal Supreme Court preventing the IAAF from implementing its rules-change.

Last month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled against Semenya's challenge of the new rules. 

However, the Supreme Court later suspended the implementation of the new regulations until such time as another hearing could be held on the matter.

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The IAAF's new regulations would require XY chromosome athletes to medically lower their testosterone levels in order to compete in women's events.

However, Semenya's lawyers claim that she was notified earlier this week that the president of the Moroccan Athletics Federation would not be permitting her to take part in the Rabat event, according to Sowetan Live.

They say this amounts to a "violation of the Swiss Supreme Court's order".

This comes after Semenya's victory in the 200m event at the Meeting de Montreuil. 

Semenya says that the IAAF's new rules cause her "great pain" and has complained that the testosterone-lowering medication she would need to take in order to compete makes her feel ill.

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Additionally, her lawyers said that the athlete feels "great frustration" over her exclusion from the Rabat event, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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